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Great War Ace14 Dec 2015 11:48 a.m. PST

kastar replacement batteries: sony apparently doesn't make cybershot batteries anymore. amazon doesn't stock them. that means that if they still exist at all they won't much longer. kastar batteries FLIP the orientation of the picture you just took. except when they don't flip, which is when you are showing somebody what the problem is: you take a picture to demonstrate the problem and of course the picture you just took displays just fine and dandy. then the battery flips the next one or the next one. no consistency. of course this is annoying all by itself. when the picture display is sideways and its supposed to be horizontal you can touch the "flip" icon. and then the stupid thing is UPSIDE DOWN. you have to rotate your camera upside down to see the picture right side up. OKAY! I decided I can live with that.

this is made easier by the fact that windows picture view/edit software "fixes" the orientation problem automatically. when I view the piccies directly from the pro duo memory stick they are all oriented the way I took them.

so I go to my blog (Google BlogSpot or blogger, whatever it's called these days) to create a post of my most recent game, complete with, of course, lots of piccies.

I am uploading piccies slooowly, because the uploader is slooow anyway. and then it happens: the first picture uploads SIDEWAYS. I cannot delete it from the uploaded picture folder because I am not using picasa, only BlogSpot/blogger. so the pictures stay in the "library" forever as far as I can tell. there is no solution to this problem other than to use a dying sony battery, a different camera (yegods) or keep beating my head against the wall and upload pictures until they upload correctly oriented: you see, I experimented and yes, the third try the dammed thing uploaded to BlogSpot right side up. the very next picture I uploaded (one at a time by now, mind you) was SIDEWAYS. I nearly smashed my machine. I whiteknuckled the camera when I tried to show my wife what was going on with the kastar replacement battery and the picture I took of her was RIGHT SIDE UP, not screwed up. but three pics later the camera battery was up to its new tricks, flipping horizontal pictures sideways.

I will simply stop playing with electronic crapola. forswear association with 'puter/web stuff and relapse into a porch-sitting curmudgeon. I will laugh insanely at anyone who tries to talk to me about "problems" that they are having with their stooped electrical gadgetry. and when my dvd player goes out and my tv won't read/recognize the attached devices and when the 'puter chips in my head stop working properly (probably already happening) I will simply take a broadsword, bec de corbin or shotgun to them, each in its turn…………

napthyme14 Dec 2015 12:43 p.m. PST

It might not be the battery but an orientation marker on the pictures. Try editing the picture and rotate it in the opposite direction as far as needed for it to be right side up and try uploading it again.

Terrement14 Dec 2015 1:13 p.m. PST

I will simply take a broadsword, bec de corbin or shotgun to them, each in its turn…………

Seen Second Hand Lions?

…relapse into a porch-sitting curmudgeon

Whittling is good.

Great War Ace14 Dec 2015 10:34 p.m. PST

I read online somewhere this afternoon that uploading to picasa online, after orienting the piccies on your 'puter, will solve the problem. It did, mostly. I did get one more pic sideways in my picasa online folder. That was one that I cropped and uploaded without changing the file name. Apparently that strips the orientation "code" from the pic file. So, I added a "c" to the file name and tried again and "voila!" it was right side up.

Technology is not wonderful when it has given us activities to occupy and express and distract ourselves with, and then takes our toys and turns them into broken tools. I am off to bed now. This helped me feel better….

Great War Ace14 Dec 2015 10:57 p.m. PST


What the hell is THAT? When I change the magnification of the page to normal it is centered in the pic. Larger magnification increases the size of the "artifact" and also moves it off to the right. Anybody have a clue what is going on with this? I saw these distortions earlier, in the BlogSpot editor. Now this one shows up on just this one pic. I deleted all the problem piccies and put them back in. Apparently I missed something. Because this thing is still here, whatever it is.

Bowman23 Dec 2015 6:28 a.m. PST

Technology is not wonderful when it has given us activities to occupy and express and distract ourselves with, and then takes our toys and turns them into broken tools.

Maybe it's the choice of toys. I've used digital photography, both professionally and personally since 2002 when the Nikon D-100 was released. I have never experienced any of the problems you seem to have. I don't use Picasa or Sony cameras.

My camera has been long discontinued and I'm still using the original En-el3 Li-ion rechargeable battery. Replacements are $11.00 USD. Not sure what the battery has to do with picture orientation. Sorry but I can't be of any help.

What happens if you edit your pictures on the computer and then upload to Dropbox?

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